Craig M. Garrett and Next Level Events present an evening with Chaka Khan on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre beginning at 8:00 p.m. For ticket information visit www.etix.com or the SavannahCivic Center Box Office
Chaka Khan is a true Renaissance Woman. Born Yvette Stevens in 1953 she’s a singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother, Chaka is an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto the music scene in the 1970s as the 18-year-old lead singer of the multiracial band Rufus, her powerful voice and show-stopping stage presence set her apart from any other singer, and during her 40-year career, she has developed a vast international fan base and performed on six continents. Chaka is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee and tentime GRAMMY® Award winner who has the rare ability to sing in eight music genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. She has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, eight RIAA certified gold singles and eleven RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Chaka’s recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements. She is also the recipient of numerous awards in music and entertainment including a street named after her in Chicago (her hometown) – “Chaka Khan Way,” a BET Honors Award, induction into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame; a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and with the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars Tribute; a Soul Train Legend Award, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the GRAMMY ® Honors Award from the NARAS Chicago Chapter, a World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. Later this year Chaka will receive an award in New York City from The We Are Family Foundation for her various humanitarian endeavors.